Melt electrospinning writing
Brown, Toby David (2015) Melt electrospinning writing. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.
This thesis has developed an innovative additive manufacturing technology platform, which combines melt electrospinning with direct writing, allowing the fabrication of a new class of highly-ordered ultrafine fibrous materials. Bioresorbable polymer fibres were printed using a variety of designs, with filament resolutions not demonstrated by established melt-extrusion based direct writing processes, to form novel medical devices. This platform was applied to tissue engineering scaffold design, where structures were prepared in a variety of shapes and forms, characterised and then seeded with cells to investigate their biocompatibility, cell-seeding and proliferation behaviour as well as the ability to guide cell growth and differentiation.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)|
|Supervisor:||Hutmacher, Dietmar & Dalton, Paul|
|Additional Information:||Embargo granted until 11 Feb 2016.|
|Keywords:||additive manufacturing, direct writing, electrospinning, fibers, fibres, melt electrospinning, polycaprolactone, scaffold, tissue engineering|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2015 06:29|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2016 14:01|
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